FIFTY YEARS AFTER STONEWALL, HRC COMMEMORATES THE RIOTS THAT HELPED SPARK A MOVEMENT: “Fifty years ago, the heroes of Stonewall, led by transgender women of color including Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, boldy and bravely fought back against brutality at the hands of law enforcement,” said Jay Brown, HRC’s Senior Vice President for Programs, Research and Training (@ThisIsJayBrown). “The individual acts of courage by the Stonewall rioters continue to ripple through history, reminding us of the power of protest, pride and solidarity. While the LGBTQ community – and especially transgender women of color – still face significant challenges, the resiliency of the rioters and the change they continue to inspire give us hope that, together, we can achieve dignity and justice for LGBTQ people throughout our country and around the world.” More from HRC.
1/ Today we mark 50 years since the #Stonewall Riots, a seminal moment in the LGBTQ movement when patrons of the New York City bar rioted against oppression & brutality.
The Stonewall Riots ignited the modern LGBTQ rights movement & harnessed the political power of LGBTQ people. pic.twitter.com/wseUejjdzk
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) June 28, 2019
BREAKING — U.S. SUPREME COURT AGREES TO HEAR
U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES ON ADDING CITIZENSHIP QUESTION TO CENSUS 2020, PARTISAN REDISTRICTING IN MARYLAND & NORTH CAROLINA:
- On the court’s decision in Department of Commerce v. New York rejecting the Trump-Pence administration’s proposal to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census based on an inadequate administrative explanation, HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow (@SarahWarbelow) said: “The Supreme Court’s decision recognizes widespread concern over the administration’s political motivation and stated reasoning behind the addition. Our work is not over — every person in the United States needs to ensure they are counted next year.” More from HRC.
- On the court’s decision upholding partisan redistricting in two cases out of Maryland (Lamone v. Benisek) and North Carolina (Rucho v. Common Cause), HRC Director of Strategic Initiatives Ben Needham (@needhamb), said: “The right to vote is a central principle and bedrock of our democracy, and today’s Supreme Court decision is an attack on our fundamental rights and liberties.” More from HRC.
FEEL GOOD FRIDAY — YOU ARE TRANS ENOUGH — TAKING PRIDE IN THE MAGIC OF GENDER: HRC’s Katalina Hadfield (@advokatalina) shares a powerful call to center the lives of trans people who have been at the heart of the LGBTQ movement since its beginning. More from HRC.
“Gender is a vast, explorative and magical thing. People everywhere have varying and unique levels of masculinity, femininity — and sometimes both or neither.”
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) June 26, 2019
RECOGNIZING THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY’S POLITICAL POWER, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES PUT LGBTQ EQUALITY AT CENTER STAGE DURING FIRST 2020 DEMOCRATIC DEBATES: Read more from The Week.
BREAK THE CYCLE OF HARM — IT’S TIME TO SUPPORT SEX WORK DECRIMINALIZATION: More from The Washington Blade.
FOR NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY YESTERDAY, HRC HIGHLIGHTS ADVOCATES WORKING ON THE FRONT LINES TO END THE HIV EPIDEMIC: More from HRC.
LAS VEGAS FIREFIGHTERS INVESTIGATE ARSON AT LGBTQ COMMUNITY CENTER IN SOUTHERN NEVADA: More from Advocate.
PRIDE MONTH ROUNDUP
A STONEWALL VETERAN REMEMBERS — TOMMY LANIGAN-SCHMIDT ON THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY: “Things are fought very hard for, and certain things are gained, but they have to keep being fought for because they can easily be lost,” says Lanigan-Schmidt, sending a message of resistance, resilience and celebration for activists continuing the fight for LGBTQ. More from HRC.
USA TODAY — MILLIONS TRAVELING TO NYC FOR WORLD PRIDE, WHY ARE SOME OPTING TO SKIP? “We must remember Pride is not just a celebration but a commemoration of lives lost and powerful vehicle for fighting for our rights, many of which remain under assault all over the world despite recent successes,” said Tarek Zeidan (@tarekzeidan), executive director of LGBT nonprofit Helem. More from USA Today.
CULTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS ALONG A TOUGH POLITICAL ROAD — LOOKING AT STONEWALL 50: “Changes came when society woke up to injustice and acted,” writes USA Today’s Tom Krattenmaker in an oped. (@TKrattenmaker). More from USA Today.
ORGANIZACIONES LATINX Y HRC HABLAN CON ELDIARIONY SOBRE LA MARCHA DE WORLDPRIDE: HRC, Latino Commission on Aids y Latino Pride Center son algunas de las numerosas organizaciones que serán parte de uno de los eventos LGBTQ más grandes del mundo. “Como la organización de derechos civiles de personas LGBTQ más grande del país, hemos estado participando en el desfile del orgullo de Nueva York por muchos años”, dijo Zach Hasychak, director de membresía y gestión de alcance de HRC. “Nos llena de emoción saber que la ciudad de Nueva York será anfitriona del WorldPride este año, lo cual significa que millones de personas vendrán a Manhattan para celebrar el 50º aniversario de las manifestaciones de Stonewall.” Más de ElDiarioNY.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
DISTURBING — TRANSGENDER HATE CRIMES UP BY 81% IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES: More from BBC.
REPORT REVEALS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST LGBTQ COUPLES IN HONG KONG: More from Gay Star News.
READING RAINBOW – Bookmark now to read on your lunch break!
Today Show shares how coming out stories have changed across generations; HIV Plus Mag spotlights Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown (@KaramoBrown) sharing a message of love for National HIV Testing Day; Trailblazing show One Day at a Time to return for Season 4
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) June 27, 2019